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Destination space

, July 8, 2013

Attendees to a news conference by Space Expedition Corporation pose in front of an "OCOR Lynx" aerospace vehicle, which can carry a pilot and one passenger, in Hong Kong on July 8.

SXC announced on Monday its expansion into Asia to expand the company's business in space tourism industry, focusing on consumers from the greater China region.

According to the company's press release, the cost of the "Founder Astronaut Package", the first one hundred passengers, is HK1.68 million ($215,400), which includes travel to Curacao spaceport from Hong Kong, hotel accommodation and a 45 to 60 minutes spaceflight to sub-orbital space between 60 and 100 kilometres above the earth. Reuters/Bobby Yip
 




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